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Posted over 3 years ago

 

Trying to start some research at my Dept. to switch to an exterior tactical vest to spread load the gear.  Any info pro or con would be  appreciated. 

Evil_max50

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Anchorage PD uses an exterior vest. As I recall theirs had pre-sewn pouches. You could try contact an officer from there. Its a start


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Plink_max50

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Or tactical vest.  Stupid spell check.

Evil_max50

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What are you looking for then? Exterior vest for uniform patrol? Entry type vest? I am guessing a ballistic vest right?


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Standard patrol vest.  Officers want to move some gear off the belt, and the chief wants to maintain uniform appearance.

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Take al ook at JG Uniforms in Chicago.  The website  jguniforms.com.  They custom make outer carriers both the tactical style and uniform.  The uniform carriers are approved at one of the dept I work at.  Many of the vests have pockets added for OC, lights, extra mags, mics, and cell phones each as the officer wanted.

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Did you have one picked out? There are a few out there...Point Blank makes one and so does Galls.. We got ours from where we bought our vests. You can set them up to what you want to carry. Most of our dept. went to them, I wear my every shift. Was able to transfer my OC to my vest and I keep an extra flash light and my small note pad with field test card, Miranda cards and pens in one pouch and I carry my radio on the vest also.  I still have one more pouch I just carry my phone in, but it will hold mags, small  AR and pistol. So that got two things off of my belt. Great during the really hot days also because you take right it off to take a breather without getting undressed.

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As far as exterior patrol vests go Scurge is right on the money. I worked private security patrol for 4 year's in the Anchorage area and we were allowed to purchase the very vests APD uses. The vest is made by a private company called *Turtle Tracks* The lady that makes them also makes them for Alaska Trooper's, Correction's, Park Ranger's, and all of the other dept's that are authorized. I had mine made by her for $175.00. You take in you're ballistic panel's and she measer's them and then fine tune's the vest to you're liking. She can add Mag holder's, hideaway cuff key pouches, light holder's, taser holder's, literally anything you can think of she can affix it to you're vest. Cleaning is simple and she can also add a spot for a hard/soft trauma plate. Name is also stitched into the vest where it should be and you have the ability to use a velcro or metal badge holder. I suggest STRONGLY ordering one from her since they are incredibly tough and will work for many year's. She can also make them in many different color's depending on you're department's uniform. I also suggest going with the NON-adjustable shoulder's as they would be too easy for a individual to grab onto and remove you're vest *Think officer safety there* the vests also come with mic loops and can be placed anywhere in the vest. *I prefer mine to be located in the top center and not on the shoulder*. Give her a call and also they are made to order so any officer in you're dept can add/remove/change location of any pocket's or accessories for officer preference.


Here is the contact info be aware that she is constantly busy and you might have to wait up to 6 month's for a carrier, So all officer's should have an idea of what they want and do a big order for a more timely delivery.


Hope I helped Be safe and check you're six.


545 West Fireweed Ln

Anchorage, AK 99503

(907) 243-3605

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Found the working web site with pictures to help you're fellow LEO's with their decision making process.


http://www.turtletracks.us/turtle%20tracks_006.htm


Not only two pics click the more... link at the bottom and it almost takes you through the whole vest making process.


Stay safe and check you're six.

Batman_max600_1__max50

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I use a carrier from JG Uniforms out of Chicago as Mack77 stated. These are good and I carry my radio and Asp along with a pocket for my cell phone. It helps my back to get these items off of the hips. The one I have is the color of our uniforms, tan with black pocket covers and epulate. Good luck!!


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I still think the ones custom made from Turtle Tracks look better and can tell that they are made better and will outlast any of those. I also don't think that the JG Uniform's ones look a little door-man-ish and a little less like a LEO. Just my opinion though. Good luck OCBLUE

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WELL I guess I must be a door man then... Huh those 12 weeks at MLEA were a waste of time seeing as we don't have any doors to watch up here in N.E. Montana. Besides that they probably get paid better.  


Bad stuff happens to good people, handle it and overcome.
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Lol @ Gudercop don't take it personally it was by no mean's a stab at you or you're training. I just try to promote quality gear and I just by looking at the fabric used to make the JG uniform's vests seems like it's a bit thinner and lower quality than the ones from Turtle Tracks *you can see pics from the site I posted* I also just dislike the button's where it imitates the uniform shirt. I however understand certain department heads ie Chief's and desk jockey's determining what field personel use. Whatever you plan on using Gudercop just stay safe...

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 I'd have to disagree with you Johnson_W.  I think the JG carriers look significantly more professional than the pictures available on the Turtle Tracks site. As far as reliability, I know many officers in my area here in Chicago who have the JG carriers, and have never heard anyone complain about them.  

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Well i'm sure not alot of people complain about Veneral Disease either but it happen's. Anyway's it's really up to personal choice the Turtle Track's vests are made of similar fabric that high quality nylon gear like Bianchi Accumold is it's just more flexible. It's of coarse always up to the P.I.C. Person in charge or *Prick In Charge* as I like to say. However everyone likes diferent shit just trying to say don't knock it till you have tried it. *I have seen and played with the JG uniform's carrier's* however you always stick to what you're used to. Also we Alaskan's have to go for durability instead of style......